Professor Julian Denton receives an invitation from the government of Botswana to conduct research on its endangered elephant population. Denton is an expert on elephants and a well known conservationist, but his training could not have prepared him for what he would find in Africa.Around the same time, a group of wealthy industrialists from the United States plans a trip to Africa...for safari. The prize: elephant. Ignoring conservation laws, the group procures the services of a ruthless, former South African mercenary turned poacher as an illegal hunting guide.Only the hunt turns out to be more than they bargained for.Ideologies come to blows over the fate of the elephants. In a macabre game where the hunters become the hunted, the African bush becomes the stage for the ultimate test of survival. The stakes are no less than life and death.